In a move that was unexpected, former Telltale employees are banding together to bring a class action lawsuit against the studio in the San Francisco Federal Court. The suit is brought to the court by Vernie Roberts, a former Telltale employee who worked in the company’s IT department at their help desk. The suit was brought to the court on Monday, just two days after the company announced that it was shutting down immediately and retrenching more than 250 employees.
This past weekend, Telltale Games made the shocking announcement that the studio was closing down, retrenching all but 25 employees to continue running the company while the liquidation process gets underway, and is unlikely to finish work on The Wolf Among Us 2. The news has been devastating to the gaming industry, especially because there was no indication that a shutdown was imminent. Just hours before the announcement went public, former employees at the company tweeted about being told that they would be losing their jobs, and several others were highlighting that they were not being offered severance packages. It’s the end of an era, and likely the last we’ll see of this once great studio.
Not much more than what’s up top (or, you know, upside-down), but according to TechRadar, the new series is part of a deal between Telltale Games and Netflix that also includes some sort of “interactive adventure” TV show based on Minecraft. Stay tuned.
So… am I the only one who didn’t know Telltale has rights to Batman? Probably. It makes sense, I’m not really all that into the Batman franchise (Batchise?). Well, that’s not entirely true, I love the Dark Knight’s dastardly adversaries, which is great because the latest trailer for Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within features the enigmatic Riddler AND a very creepy Joker.
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